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    Platekill helmet cam

    My helmet cam video from Plattekill mountain bike park two weekends ago. Hope you guys enjoy!

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    nice!!! im really itching to hit this place up next season!!

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    Great video. Cant wait to ride there again. That place is so much fun

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    dbl post

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    Hey at 3:28 I can see the ferns that I destroyed when I landed on my head in august, good times! Its the padded down plants off to the right after the little mud pit.

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    I gotta check that place out. Word is they stay open into November. True?

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    first or second weekend in november

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    Nice video! "Westfall" to the "Fun Run" trail is one of the fastest ways down Plattekill. That was used for a Cat 2/3 race course this summer, the first half before the wooden drops.

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    That's my buddy Mikey in the lead, riding my Remedy, followed by Zach(the OP) on his Stinky. I was on my 07 Session 77, but somehow flatted on my way from car to lift before that run. Bummer.

    We got lucky to have both sides of the mountain open that day. This is from the left side (looking uphill) and the other 2 times I went only the right side was open.

    For those looking to check it out, be warned that Plattekill is not buffed, not maintained, and certainly not for the faint-of-heart. It's old-school downhill with big ruts, brutal rocks, big 8-10 foot drops to some pretty sketchy landings. No, I was not hitting them. Yes, there are ways around (usually).

    My first experience on a true big bike was rocking a rental BAM at Diablo last spring. Every run there, whether it was the jump line or one of the techy downhill runs, I had a grin on my face from top to bottom. At Plattekill I only grin when we stop for a break or when we get to the bottom, and it's more of an OH-GOOD-LORD-I-CAN'T-BELIEVE-I-JUST-DID-THAT kind of grin.

    Maybe I'm overdoing it. I just think the place is crazy.
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    Actually the left side, especially the jump trail was much smoother earlier this year. The races were run on that side of the hill for the entire summer except for the first and last. I hit that run about 2 weekends ago and noticed that it was much rougher than last time. This mountain is gnar, so many trails and not enough time.

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    Nice! That doesn't look anywhere near as dusty as Diablo. This is upstate NY? I'd like to check it out sometime next season.

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    If I can't make one of those November weekends I'm definitely checking it out next season.

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    http://www.plattekill.com/summer/

    Platty the real deal. Shut up and ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by OUTsane(the original)
    Nice! That doesn't look anywhere near as dusty as Diablo. This is upstate NY? I'd like to check it out sometime next season.
    Normally I would say "No, the Catskills are certainly not Upstate. The Adirondacks are Upstate." But we won't get into that debate here.

    Plattekill is a few hours north of the City in the Catskill Mountains, not too far from Hunter and Windham Mountains. It's a tiny place with only a double lift, a triple lift, and a T-bar. It's a mom-and-pop ski resort with such a low budget that the ski patrollers ask injured folks to bring back the blanket and makeshift sling next time they're in the area. Pretty awesome place.

    As for it not being as dusty as Diablo, Consider that Diablo has wide runs with tilled and roomed dirt, whereas Platty is just lines beaten into the woods in many cases.
    More shade + organic soil = less dust. Both places are totally sick, just in different ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sambs827
    Normally I would say "No, the Catskills are certainly not Upstate. The Adirondacks are Upstate." But we won't get into that debate here.

    Plattekill is a few hours north of the City in the Catskill Mountains, not too far from Hunter and Windham Mountains. It's a tiny place with only a double lift, a triple lift, and a T-bar. It's a mom-and-pop ski resort with such a low budget that the ski patrollers ask injured folks to bring back the blanket and makeshift sling next time they're in the area. Pretty awesome place.

    As for it not being as dusty as Diablo, Consider that Diablo has wide runs with tilled and roomed dirt, whereas Platty is just lines beaten into the woods in many cases.
    More shade + organic soil = less dust. Both places are totally sick, just in different ways.

    First off, it was a question, I didn't know where the hell the place was, I've never been there. I'm new to this discipline of riding. I did think it was further north however, closer to Lake George, I know that there's a park up there too.

    That's cool, I like Mom and Pop type places I'd be happy to show them some support. Platty's dirt looks more like what I'm used to from when I had my old woods bike, before I got into Supermoto. Besides a few trips down to the park that used to be in the pine barrens, with all their sandy trails, most of my riding was up by Lake George.

    I really wish the season wasn't ending!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shimyshalka
    My helmet cam video from Plattekill mountain bike park two weekends ago. Hope you guys enjoy!
    Very nice video! good quality and resolution that I haven't seen from helmet cams before.

    I gotta get back to Platty! I rode there my first time in 1996, raced a few times over the following years, but kinda drifted away from the DH scene. Watching that vid gets me pumped to get into it again, along with the fact that several old school DH'ers I ride XC with from my area are getting or have gotten big bikes again this year. There's also the fact that I escorted a few of those friends to the hospital after a mistake on the DH there, that keeps me always second guessing if I want to do it all again.

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